H2 and O2 activation - A remarkable insight into hydrogenase

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    Abstract

    This article summarizes the development of a range of organometallic, biomimetic analogues of [NiFe]hydrogenases and their employment in a new generation of H2-O2 fuel cells. It begins with a summary of O2-sensitive and O2-tolerant enzyme chemistry before detailing the properties and functionality of our biomimetic complexes, including: the first ever fully functional model, selective H2 and O2 activation, and the first catalyst using only common metals. These systems are centered on Ni-Fe, Ni-Ru, Ir-Ir, and Rh-Rh cores and use a range of ligands that all follow a set of design principles described herein. The development of a range of organometallic, biomimetic analogues of [NiFe]hydrogenases and their employment in a new generation of H 2-O2 fuel cells are described. This account begins with a summary of O2-sensitive and O2-tolerant enzyme chemistry before detailing the properties and functionality of our biomimetic complexes, including: the first ever fully functional model, selective H2 and O2 activation, and the first catalyst using only common metals.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)397-409
    Number of pages13
    JournalChemical Record
    Volume14
    Issue number3
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014

    All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

    • Chemistry(all)
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemical Engineering(all)
    • Materials Chemistry

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